Sanbolic, a developer of software designed to simplify and share storage area network (SAN) storage, has unveiled Simple Information Lifecycle Manager (SILM).
SILM allows files or volumes to be migrated or copied from one volume to any other volume that the server has access to. SILM’s policy management features are said to allow administrators to manage selectively the data that is based on customer definable security and access policies.
The Melio file system and LaScala volume manager enable end users to aggregate multiple storage arrays into a centrally managed pool of storage and provide multiple Windows workstations or servers with concurrent read and write access to data over Fibre Channel or iSCSI connections.
Additionally, Sanbolic’s SILM allows all servers access to all LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers) and universal connectivity support allows users to deploy it in a mixed storage environment and simultaneously use it across DAS (direct attached storage), NAS (network attached storage), SAN and removable media, as well as different interfaces such as FC, SCSI, iSCSI, SATA, PATA and Solid State Disk.
Sanbolic software currently supports Microsoft Windows Server 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2003, including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Sanbolic distributes its product solutions worldwide through a network of distributors, OEMs, VARs and system integrators.